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Nalbandian Replaces Roddick in Shanghai Field

rachelzszs
11-09-2005, 02:59 AM
www.masters-cup.com/en/news/2005/nalbandian_in.asp

A lower back injury has sidelined World No. 3 Andy Roddick, forcing him to withdraw from Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai. Roddick sustained the injury on Friday during his quarterfinal match versus David Ferrer at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

The 23-year-old American was to make his third consecutive appearance at the $4.45 million circuit finale, which begins this Sunday at the new Qi Zhong Stadium. Roddick owns a 5-3 record in the event and reached the semifinals of Tennis Masters Cup Houston in both 2003-04.

"Though I have tried to continue with practice, the lower back spasms continue,” said Roddick. “After being evaluated by medical staff upon my return to the United States, it is now clear that I am not able to resume tennis-activities for 10-14 days.

“I apologize to the loyal fans and sponsors that have expected my participation in Tennis Masters Cup. It is an honor for me to have qualified for this event for the third-straight year. I realize the tremendous amount of time and effort the ATP and the Chinese government have spent on the event, and know it will be a huge success. I look forward to getting healthy, starting my off-season workouts for the 2006 season, and working towards qualifying for Shanghai next year.”

Roddick’s injury translated into David Nalbandian’s good fortune. The Argentine, who had a strong circuit finish that included back-to-back semifinal appearances in Masters Series Madrid and Basel, was elevated from his alternate status to a berth in the elite eight-man field. The Argentine titled in Munich this year, and was one of three players along with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt to reach the quarterfinals or better in three Grand Slam tournaments.

Nalbandian played in the 2003 Masters Cup, and is the third Argentine to qualify for this year’s finale, joining countrymen Guillermo Coria and Gaston Gaudio. The other contenders set to take the stage in Shanghai include World No. 1 Federer, Spanish teen sensation Rafael Nadal, 12-time circuit finale competitor Andre Agassi, and first-time qualifiers Nikolay Davydenko and Ivan Ljubicic.

Tennis Masters Cup Doubles will be played concurrent with the singles final in Shanghai. Teams competing are Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan and Jonas Bjorkman/Max Mirnyi – who are locked in a battle for year-end No. 1 honors - Wayne Black/Kevin Ullyett, Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor, Leander Paes/Nenad Zimonjic, Michael Llodra/Fabrice Santoro, Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley and Wimbledon champions Wesley Moodie and Stephen Huss

novanora
11-09-2005, 03:11 AM
That's really great Rachel!!!!! :woohoo:

Many players in TMC are not in good form, some of them are injured. And this surface is one of david's best ones. GOOOOOOOO~~~

rachelzszs
11-09-2005, 03:28 AM
Maybe I should say ,indeed!
And would you like to send me a signature if you get some more ones? or his photos or something.
Besides, when you cheer loudly for him, share my wishes.

novanora
11-09-2005, 03:47 AM
I will Rachel, but you should know it depends on his mood actualy :lol: anyway, I will try my best. Wait for my sms.

Hope an Argentine can win Shanghai again this year, just like Willy last year :yeah:

Nalby GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :woohoo:

rachelzszs
11-09-2005, 04:46 AM
I will Rachel, but you should know it depends on his mood actualy :lol: anyway, I will try my best. Wait for my sms.

Hope an Argentine can win Shanghai again this year, just like Willy last year :yeah:

Nalby GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :woohoo:
:devil: :devil:
You've been crazy ;) ;) ;)
4 Argentine -----really amazing :wavey: :worship:

espanol04
11-09-2005, 05:38 AM
Welcome David Nalbandian!!!!!!!

espanol04
11-09-2005, 05:40 AM
Thanks Andy!!!

haas'luv
11-09-2005, 05:47 AM
kooooooool.hehe ive been waitin'for him so long...

silverwhite
11-09-2005, 06:27 AM
David :bounce: Hope he makes good use of this opportunity.

Björki
11-09-2005, 06:31 AM
I am sorry for Andy.

however Vamos David :bounce:

joyk
11-09-2005, 06:48 AM
Lucky guy!I hope he kicks some ass in Shanghai(but not Guille`s).

bibi_s
11-09-2005, 07:13 AM
Oh! I'm so happy! I secretly hoped that something like that will happen and David will be able to play in Shanghai! Sorry for the guys that withdrew, but everything has its prize. I hope he can play some very good matches there! I also hope that I'll be able to watch him on TV! Go, David! Vamos!!! :) :dance:

Truc
11-09-2005, 11:36 AM
The opening ceremony will look like a Davis Cup tie Argentine-Rest of the world with so many Argentines. :lol:

Good luck, David, make the best of this opportunity (but don't be too harsh with Guille, please, it's not his best surface!)

jazz_girl
11-09-2005, 11:39 AM
The opening ceremony will look like a Davis Cup tie Argentine-Rest of the world with so many Argentines. :lol:

:lol:

novanora
11-09-2005, 12:28 PM
The opening ceremony will look like a Davis Cup tie Argentine-Rest of the world with so many Argentines. :lol:
:haha: that's true, almost half of the players are Argentines....and if Willy still can play, i am sure he would be the 5th one :sad:

jazz_girl
11-09-2005, 12:30 PM
Do you know when's the opening ceremony?

sophia_c
11-09-2005, 12:36 PM
The opening ceremony will look like a Davis Cup tie Argentine-Rest of the world with so many Argentines. :lol:

Good luck, David, make the best of this opportunity (but don't be too harsh with Guille, please, it's not his best surface!)

Thats true :D Lets hope he can make the most of this opportunity...Vamos David.

novanora
11-09-2005, 12:37 PM
Do you know when's the opening ceremony?
I don't know so far, seems on Sunday just before the match, but others said there's a show on Saturday for all the players, I am doubting that is the opening ceremony, and that needs the ticket to get in.

justClaudia
11-09-2005, 12:54 PM
Vamos David! :banana:

Crys, have a wonderfull time there. And cheer loud for him! :smooch:

novanora
11-09-2005, 01:19 PM
Vamos David! :banana:

Crys, have a wonderfull time there. And cheer loud for him! :smooch:
Thanks Clau :hug: :lol: you know i will.
The 4 players in Red group are really hard for me to cheer for, coz i like all of them :shrug:

Viken01
11-09-2005, 01:23 PM
what is the surface btw ?

novanora
11-09-2005, 01:38 PM
what is the surface btw ?
indoor hard

jazz_girl
11-09-2005, 01:39 PM
what is the surface btw ?
Gerflor Carpet, similar to the one in Paris

Viken01
11-09-2005, 03:03 PM
ok thx, hope he will play better there than in paris against haas ;)

rachelzszs
11-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Vamos, anyhow!
Try your best, enjoy the .............festival, shall I call it ?Argentine's festival, maybe.

justClaudia
11-10-2005, 10:45 AM
Thanks Clau :hug: :lol: you know i will.
The 4 players in Red group are really hard for me to cheer for, coz i like all of them :shrug:


Are you bringing the Argentine flag, this time?
Maybe we can see you again on tv. :D:D:D

jazz_girl
11-10-2005, 10:49 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4424282.stm
Federer plays down Shanghai hopes
The Swiss star sustained an ankle injury in practice four weeks ago and missed the Madrid and Paris Masters as well as the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

"To be honest, I don't know my chances of winning here because of my foot," he told the Shanghai Daily.

"I'm here to defend my title but health comes before success. I just hope I can play the first game without any pain."

The event, which starts on Sunday, has already seen the withdrawal of Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt.

Guillermo Coria, who replaced Safin, Ivan Ljubicic and David Nalbandian are all in Federer's group.

Gaston Gaudio, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Russian Nikolai Davydenko are in the Gold group.

The top two players in each group go forward to the semi-finals.

justClaudia
11-10-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the news, Jazz.

No matter what he says - for me - Roger is the favorite to win the Masters.
He is always the favorite, wherever he is playing.

jazz_girl
11-10-2005, 11:01 AM
Yeah, I agree...

Viken01
11-10-2005, 11:01 AM
he knows he will play nalbandian first so he is looking for excuses if david kick his ass :lol:

bovenbuuf
11-10-2005, 01:47 PM
well this is some good news. Have fun Nova and all the others who are going!

novanora
11-10-2005, 05:10 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4424282.stm
Federer plays down Shanghai hopes
The Swiss star sustained an ankle injury in practice four weeks ago and missed the Madrid and Paris Masters as well as the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

"To be honest, I don't know my chances of winning here because of my foot," he told the Shanghai Daily.

"I'm here to defend my title but health comes before success. I just hope I can play the first game without any pain."

The event, which starts on Sunday, has already seen the withdrawal of Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt.

Guillermo Coria, who replaced Safin, Ivan Ljubicic and David Nalbandian are all in Federer's group.

Gaston Gaudio, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Russian Nikolai Davydenko are in the Gold group.

The top two players in each group go forward to the semi-finals.
Roger is ok for playing now, his injury is not that serious, but still have time to recover completely. It's just my view from seeing his practise, of course that will be a different thing from a real match.

novanora
11-10-2005, 05:13 PM
well this is some good news. Have fun Nova and all the others who are going!
Thanks bov :lol: TMC is really a different tourney from the other ones. Every players are so happy here, so the atmosphere is good. I met Gaston & Mariano today. They are together talking and laughing a lot. Both of them look great! :yeah: but didn't see David so far. He is not with them.

rachelzszs
11-11-2005, 01:45 AM
Thanks bov :lol: TMC is really a different tourney from the other ones. Every players are so happy here, so the atmosphere is good. I met Gaston & Mariano today. They are together talking and laughing a lot. Both of them look great! :yeah: but didn't see David so far. He is not with them.
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yippee: :yippee: :bigclap:
Good job!
Have fun!
Hope you see David soon! :worship:

jazz_girl
11-11-2005, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the report Crys!!! Have fun and I hope you get to see David soon! :)

justClaudia
11-11-2005, 02:50 PM
Thanks bov :lol: TMC is really a different tourney from the other ones. Every players are so happy here, so the atmosphere is good. I met Gaston & Mariano today. They are together talking and laughing a lot. Both of them look great! :yeah: but didn't see David so far. He is not with them.


Thanks Crys! :)
Hope you get to see David soon. ;)

sigmagirl91
11-17-2005, 04:47 PM
We should all thank Roddick for making a semifinal appearance in TMC possible. Go, David.

justClaudia
11-17-2005, 10:01 PM
You made me laugh Tiff...:lol:

sigmagirl91
11-22-2005, 04:19 PM
Dear Mr. Roddick:

We here in David land thank you for making the Shanghai TMC memorable. Your X-mas present will arrive in a few days.

bovenbuuf
11-22-2005, 05:33 PM
My god.. what will you send,Tiff....is it something dangerous?

sigmagirl91
11-22-2005, 05:58 PM
My god.. what will you send,Tiff....is it something dangerous?

Nah. It will be a nice present.

bovenbuuf
11-22-2005, 06:01 PM
Ok well I hope he will like it then :)

sigmagirl91
11-22-2005, 06:02 PM
Sure....he'll love it.

justClaudia
11-23-2005, 10:02 AM
Nah. It will be a nice present.


We have to be super nice to Mr. Roddick, Tiff - remember that - it's all because of him, all... :rolleyes: :lol: